Martin Van Couvering Award
The Martin Van Couvering Award is presented by the Pacific Section AAPG Foundation on behalf of the Pacific Section AAPG and the Pacific Section SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology). The award was created to encourage university student attendance and participation at Pacific Section meetings and field trips. At the request of the Pacific Section, deserving students are selected by faculty at universities local to the annual convention.
Distinguished Educator Award
The Distinguished Educator Award is given by the Pacific Section AAPG in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contribution to geological education and counseling of students.
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to members who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term service to the Pacific Section AAPG.
Honorary Life Membership Award
The Honorary Life Membership Award is the Pacific Section AAPG’s highest honor. It is bestowed upon members who have distinguished themselves in their contributions to the science and profession of geology and by outstanding service to the Pacific Section.
A. I. Levorsen Award
The A.I. Levorsen Award is presented by the national AAPG in recognition of the best oral presentation given at each AAPG Section meeting, with particular emphasis on creative thinking toward new ideas in exploration and production. AAPG members judge the presentation at each session, and scores are compiled and reviewed by the convention judging committee to determine the overall winner.
H. Victor Church Memorial Award
The H. Victor Church Memorial Award is given by the Pacific Section AAPG in recognition of the best poster presented at the annual Pacific Section meeting. The award was established to build a lasting memorial to the technical prowess of H. Victor Church. Its focus is on creative thinking toward new ideas in exploration, development geology, or foundational geology. Peers judge the posters at each session, and scores are compiled and reviewed by the convention judging committee to determine the overall winner.
Teacher of the Year Award
The Teacher of the Year Award is given by the Pacific Section AAPG in recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences. The winner of the PSAAPG TOTY award advances for consideration of the National AAPG TOTY award. PSAAPG awardees who have won the National AAPG award are noted below.
The Corporate Award is presented to organizations whose contributions to the Pacific Section AAPG are above and beyond the norm.
Thomas W. Dibblee Medal
Lifetime of Excellence in Field Mapping